I am just completeing a 18 foot slider and am ready to take it down to the beach
but i am unsure of what angle the thing need's to be on in reguards to the wind??
Watching DVD's it looks like about 30-45degrees but who can tell. Anyone with
any experience help a brother out.
should be about 40-45 degrees off the wind. Kickers would be more towards 40 sliders more toear 45. You want to beable to make your tack and then bear off so that your kite has no tension. Good luck and remember either rig to fifth line oh shit handle or no leash. Sliders can get nasty.
72kiteboarder wrote:Depending on your speed, you can put it any where from 15-45 degrees down wind.
The best way to tell is to put it out and hit it, move it, hit it, move it untill you get it just the way you like it.
Here is the one me and my buddies made. I think about twenty Degrees is where I liked it best.
Nice man, I haven't made any sliders or anything but Im planning on sometime soon, may I suggest covering the sides with panels just so if you crash its better to hit a full panel and sort of slide the fall out than crashing directly with 4'' logs of woods and smack yourself to a sudden stop. I think its safer that way(?)
I suggest you to cover the lateral upper part, it could be very dangerous in case of fall.
I built some obstacles for a cable park in Italy last year(a funbox 21 meter, a rail 18 and a picnic table 16 meter), and actually I'm waiting for sponsor confirmation for building some obstacles for a kite event. In the cable park we prefer floating obstacles, but for kite event I'll go for fixed obstacles, for angles I think it could work 25 to 45 degree.
here you could see a little photo sequence of construction